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VP, Production Accounting needed at Boat Rocker Media (Santa Monica)

Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The VP, Production Accounting is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of production accounting on our growing slate of series, providing oversight and support throughout the life-cycle of all our productions (from Development through Post Production). The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with scripted television production, managing regional incentives, foreign regional production and management of accounting teams in the field. This role will ensure communication and collaboration between production and finance. Direct communication with line producers, finance team and oversight of production accountants will also be of critical importance.Essential Responsibilities
- Manage day to day work of production accounting teams
- Cultivates strong relationships and communicates frequently with production accounting team leaders to ensure costs are tracked appropriately, data is accurate and proper policies and procedures are being followed
- Track, manage and oversee preparation of production incentive filings for all entities and regions
- Oversees the preparation of periodic management reporting
- Directs project assignments for Production Finance leads on respective TV and Film projects
- Continually evaluates policy and procedure based on necessary compliance, audit review, and periodic changes in the location environment(s)
- Provides direct support to EVP, Finance and EVP, Production
- Manage show budget process and ensures accuracy of information
- Manage show cash flow and funding requests from shows
- Works closely with VP, Production Finance and FP&A team to communicate any changes to show budgets on a timely basis
- Pro-active management of freelancer workloads. Ensure that company policies are followed at the show level.
- Assist with union questions and issues.
- Work closely with Business Affairs to track above the line and below the line show contracts and payments. Address contractual issues and questions.
- Manage day to day show process including setting up new shows and banking arrangements.
- Ensure accurate and timely show level reporting by overseeing and analyzing cost reports.
- Assist with general production and accounting duties as needed.Qualifications/Requirements
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Sound judgment and ability to remain calm under pressure.
- Ability to operate successfully in a dynamic environment.
- In-depth knowledge of entertainment industry production, systems, software and process (including Movie Magic budgeting)
- Experience with union shows and guidelines in a variety of formats.
- Show level experience strongly preferred
- 10+ years Production Accounting experience with a successful track record. Proven project management skillsBoat Rocker is an equal opportunity employer, focused on fostering and promoting diversity across our team with respect to, but not limited to, gender and sexual identities, indigenous identity, ethno-racial identity, place of origin, age and ability.Boat Rocker Media is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

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